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braddsibbersen
Carnacki, The Ghost Finder | William Hope Hodgson
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Pickpick

Another supernatural detective, a genre I can't get enough of. (And apparently I'm not alone, given the popularity of modern takes like the TV show SUPERNATURAL.) The lead character's abrupt dismissal of his audience at the end of most stories "using the recognized formula" (what a smug, douchey phrase) really grated on me, but other than that these were pretty terrific.

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cant_i'm_booked
The Little Stranger | Sarah Waters
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Through the eyes of a country doctor, this post-WWII story details the collapse of a beautiful manse due to time, a changing economic landscape (down with the landed gentry!) and most insidiously, a ghostly blight. Despite a long, untethered plot, the “ghost” stood out: sometimes the most malicious things out there are nothing but incarnations of our darkest, most possessive wishes. Background record: “Once Upon a Dream” by The Rascals.

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bthegood
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No matter what I may finish for #20in4 @Andrew65 I already know my book for May is the tagged one - first Boyne I have read and I loved it!!
#2022ReadingBracket @chasjjlee

Make a great day everyone - 🏊

Andrew65 A wonderful author who has written some great books. 1mo
Karons1 Hi where do you get your reading bracket please 🙏🏻 😊 1mo
bthegood @Karons1 I got it from @chasjjlee page - she posted two different ones that you could use - just scroll through her posts- hope you can join in - make a great day 🌞 1mo
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bibliobliss
Haunted America | Michael Norman, Beth Scott
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Spooky tales. Perfect for the fall but pretty good right now too 🙂 currently reading the California section. And not to brag or anything but my home state of Alabama has one of the best ghost stories EVER 😬😱 #currentlyreading #nonfiction #supernatural

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bthegood
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I loved this - I loved how the story was told. I was interested the entire time. I'd say it's gothic but not a horror story - definitely mysterious and gloomy. I could see and feel the gloom (well written). Thanks to @Addison_Reads for her review - it sold me on this one -

another book read for #MarvellousMay @Andrew65

Make a great day - 🌞

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 Got to love John Boyne. 1mo
Addison_Reads I'm so glad you enjoyed it too. 1mo
bthegood @Andrew65 @Addison_Reads I'd never read any Boyne books - so this was a good start - 1mo
Andrew65 @bthegood So many great books ahead of you then. 1mo
bthegood @Andrew65 👍 🙂 1mo
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VioletMoonBooks
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Texreader Love this 1mo
Laughterhp This is so accurate! 1mo
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mcausten_sister
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Pickpick

Finished this little book today, a nice retelling (not translation) of a medieval ghost story with a Latin transcription included.

#medievalhistory

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hopebeths
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StaceGhost The premise of this book scares me so much I haven‘t started reading it yet lol 2mo
hopebeths @StaceGhost this is the second time I'm reading this and its so brilliantly written. Definitely one I would really recommend if you love that spookier vibe from the gothic genre 🖤 2mo
StaceGhost @hopebeths yes! I‘ve heard great things about it & that‘s absolutely my wheelhouse ❤️ 2mo
hopebeths @StaceGhost then you will absolutely love it when you get round to it 2mo
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DivineDiana
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A young British woman travels to a country manor for a position as a governess after her father dies. She discovers that within the year, there were five other women who had come before her. What has become of them? Where are the parents? Unlike Boyne‘s other novels, it is Gothic in feel. Excellent in audio! #authoramonth

Cinfhen Totally agree!! Audio was fantastic 💜 2mo
batsy Sounds good! 2mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Thank you for bringing it to my attention! 💖 2mo
DivineDiana @batsy It was just what I needed! 💖 2mo
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DivineDiana
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Passed this swing while audio walking, and resisted trespassing on private property to take a ride. Almost finished tagged book. Confident I will be able to add it to April‘s reads! 🙂

eeclayton How inviting! 😍 2mo
Nute It would have been hard for me to walk on by as well. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 2mo
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